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President Joe Biden’s administration was directed on Monday to reply to a flurry of fresh challenges to its private employer COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a Trump nominee, told administration officials to file responses to applications from faith groupscompanies, and attorneys general from over half the states in the country by 4 p.m. on Dec. 30.

That’s just days before the mandate’s deadline.

“This case is finally where it belongs: the Supreme Court. OSHA has threatened to start punishing employers like our clients starting on January 10, and we’re grateful the court has ordered a briefing schedule that will allow for resolution of our petition before that deadline,” Daniel Suhr, managing attorney at the Liberty Justice Center, told The Epoch Times in an email…

The mandate in question was promulgated by the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). If allowed to take effect next month, it will force every business with 100 or more employees to get proof of a negative COVID-19 test on at least a weekly basis or proof of vaccination from each worker. Companies that don’t comply would face escalating fines.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in November entered a preliminary injunction against the mandate, questioning its constitutionality. But the case was redirected by lottery to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which on Friday dissolved the stay.

OSHA said it was “gratified” by the ruling and would begin imposing the mandate on Jan. 10, 2022. The official deadline, though, is Jan. 4.

The rule could be paused anew by the Supreme Court, which quickly received appeals from the Word of God Fellowship, The Heritage Foundation, Ohio’s attorney general, BST Holdings, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary…

Challengers say the administration is violating the state authority outlined in the U.S. Constitution and going beyond the powers Congress gave OSHA to regulate businesses.

OSHA says the mandate “will protect the health of workers by mitigating the spread of the unprecedented virus in the workplace.”

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(Excerpt from The Epoch Times. Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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Joyce Neeley
December 22, 2021

Thank you Abba Father for your faithfulness! Nahum 1:2 “The Lord is a jealous and avenging God”
Praying as David, in Psalm 109:1-8.
“O God, whom I praise, do not remain silent, for wicked and deceitful men have opened their mouths against us; they have spoken against us with lying tongues. With words of hatred they surround us; they attack us without cause. In return for our friendship they accuse us, but we are men of prayer. They repay us evil for good, and hatred for our friendship. Appoint an evil man to oppose him ; let an accuser stand at his right hand. When he is tried, let him be found guilty, and may his prayers condemn him. “ In Jesus name I pray.🙏 AMEN

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Laura King
December 22, 2021

Lord let righteousness and justice prevail and freedoms be untouched by this crazy mandate.

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Michael De Rosa
December 22, 2021

Thank you, Lord, for this victory. Show us more as we press in to know and walk in Your good and acceptable and perfect will

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